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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for more than a year now. now it's time to debate face-to-face. a live report from denver as president obama and governor romney prepare to square off. >>> and a rough day for hewlett-packard. what ceo meg whitman said that scared investors. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. this time yesterday we had 107 in gilroy. today temperatures starting to drop. a lot more comfortable outside, with anywhere from 78 in san jose to 86 in livermore. we're going to talk more about this temperature trend and some big-time changes for your weekend. even our next chance of showers in just a few minutes. >>> 50 minutes and counting. the first debate of the 2012 race for the white house starts at the top of the hour. tonight's theme domestic policy. the 90-minute debate will be divided into six timed segments of approximately 15 minutes each. president obama will get the first question, and mitt romney will get the last word. for the very latest, let's check in with nbc's steve handelsman live at the university of denver. good evening, steve. >> report
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
debates that will take place in denver. both president obama and mitt romney running through full rehearsals to hone in on those talking points. as of this morning president obama has a lead in all nine of the key battleground states. both say tomorrow night will be important in reaching those undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> and you can watch the debate in its entirety here on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night, wednesday night. >> definitely looking forward to that. >> i am too. >>> 5:45 right now. it is back and they are back. the world's best sailors back on the bay for round two of the america's cup world series. >> thousands of people expected to flock to the marina green as practice races get under way later today. bob redell is actually live in san francisco this
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
happens tonight in denver. tracie potts has the preview. >> reporter: president obama on the right and mitt romney on the left. questions about taxes and health care. the bar is high for the president and predicts romney's aggressiveness is not a fun balance. >> he has the facts. he drills you. he is tenacious. that is the difference between four years ago and this time. >> reporter: the bottom line, democrats say, is who has specifics. >> the american people at home are looking for details. i think you will see president obama continue to do that. >> reporter: nbc's latest poll puts the president three points ahead with romney gaining ground. >> voters are less likely to be hispanic and percentage of people 18 to 29-year-olds dropped. as a consequence of the po poll being slightly older, it moves to mitt romney. >> reporter: more interesting, the battle ground states. romney closing the gap in virginia and florida, but not ohio where the president is maintaining a strong lead into the debate. and despite what we found in the nbc poll, 4 in 10 americans are interested in the debates, b
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >>> the first official debate of the 2012 election is one day away. workers in denver prepared the arena for its place in history. president obama and gop candidate mitt romney step on stage tomorrow night. it will be their first face-to-face meeting in nearly five years. both candidates have taken the debate seriously. romney aides brought two podiums into his hotel conference room for a mock debate. not only is he spending long hours in practice sessions. but he's memorizing a series of zingers to criticize the president. president obama has five mock debates under his belt. he's been practicing under senator john kerry. the president's goals are to keep his answers tight and be aggressive without overdoing it. a new poll in "the wall street journal" shows nearly 40% of registered voters say the upcoming debate are extremely or quite important to help them determine their vote. you can watch the debate tomorrow night at 6:00. >>> triple digits for the first week of fall. if you were outside or inside, you felt the heat. and the heat is still on tonight. san jose is in the 70s. sa
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> political showdown. president obama and mitt romney hunker down for their high stakes debate in denver. >>> and bumpy ride. a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and crashing a van. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason, passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during climb out, passenger seats row 12d, e and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> the federal aviation administration says seating in both planes had recently undergone maintenance. the airline has grounded eight 757s for inspection. >>> republicans are hoping the first of three presidential debates tomorrow night will be a game-changer for mitt romney. right now he trails the president in every battleground state.
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
what is next for the presidential candidates? president obama will stick around in denver for a campaign event later today. then he takes air force one to wisconsin for a campaign rally. as for mitt romney, he and running mate paul ryan will head to central virginia for a rally of their own. >> all campaigning all the time, 24/7/365. >>> it is 6:47. speaking of numbers, our numbers as far as the temperatures starting to take that dive. >> they are, return of the low clouds. you'll notice it right when you walk out your front door this morning and a cooler day on top, even cooler tomorrow. getting a spectacular sunrise, though. isn't that nice? jon kelley likes it. 6:47. beautiful bay bridge shot here. let's show you san jose as well, always like to be all inclusive down this the south bay where the low clouds have penetrated as well. this goes for the east bay valleys as well. typically we get lots more low cloud cover at this point of the year. however, we'll have to wait for that until tomorrow. but we have showers on the way, an area of low pressure getting closer and closer
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
romney told a crowd of thousands in denver that wednesday's first debate with president obama won't be about winning or losing but what he called something bigger than that. romney plans to spend today preparing for the face-off at his hotel outside denver. president obama meanwhile is doing his debate cramming in nevada where he delivered pizzas to a local campaign office monday and thanked volunteers personally. >>> the faa is investigating why passenger seats came loose on three different american airlines flights. the latest incident happened monday aboard a new york to miami flight. on saturday a similar problem forced a boston to miami flight to make an emergency landing. american says that same plane was involved in a loose seat incident last week which they thought had been fixed. fortunately no one on the flights was hurt. both of the boeing 757s involved had recently gone through maintenance that involved moving the seats. american says there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into tracks on the floor. >>> a new york state college freshman murdered in her dorm r
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
performance, blaming high altitude in denver. >> obama arrived in denver just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet. >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust, i don't know. >> reporter: after hearing those comments and being asked about them, mitt romney laughed al gore's answer off. after virginia, savannah, the president heads to ohio, and mitt romney to florida where he campaigns this weekend. the president ending up in california for a fund-raiser, including a concert with john bon jovi, katy perry, and stevie wonder. >> thanks. chuck todd, nbc's political director and correspondent. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> a jobs report on one hand, the jobs added a lackluster figure, but unemployment dipped. in terms of the headline, does it benefit president obama? >> it benefits him in the tone of coverage today, right, in the way the media looks at him, in the way he's got something positive to talk about, and it is a psychological barrier. right after the democratic convention, all of that momentum a mo
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the presidential debates in this election cycle between president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the stage is ready in denver, colorado. the university of denver. and all of the expectations management to the contrary, the two men you're going to see tonight are very good debaters. they have four ivy league degrees between them, after all, and 50 debates between them, though not against each other until tonight. there is a critical third man on that stage tonight in denver. that's the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. he's done a dozen of these. and the rules, which he will announce at the start, give him broad leeway to guide the conversation and the debate. it is a cold room in denver. the campaigns wanted the temperature low. and it's not likely to stay that way once we get under way. both men have been prepping for days. this happens to be the obamas' 20th wedding anniversary. moments ago we saw a warm embrace between mrs. romney and mrs. obama. they both met each other at the front of the hall. their hiss, this is the first of three meetings d
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the showdown in denver. president obama and mitt romney tonight on the same stage for the first time. and our political team is on the ground. >>> smoke alarm. after seeing tonight's report, you may be prompted to check and see which type smoke detector you have because our nbc news investigation has found many may not work fast enough when every second counts. >>> plus, field of dreams. not a dry eye in the house as a young man with big dreams gets a second chance in the big leagues. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. before too long now, before the end of the evening, we will know how each man did, we will know if anything happens tonight that will fundamentally change the course of this race. we already know that all this debate expectations management you've been hearing is just that. these two men, president barack obama and governor mitt romney, have four ivy league degrees between them and 50 debates between them, though none together an
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the president's foreign policy. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls mr. obama's policies dangerous. both sides are downplaying expectations, giving credit to each other as strong debaters. >> he's going to be formidable. it will be a good debate but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings. >> mitt romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> both sides already planning their post debate rallies. romney is in virginia with paul ryan on thursday. president obama will be staying in colorado. >>> 5:43 right now. let's talk a little bit of baseball. long time coming. a's fans waiting a very long time for this, a shot at the postseason. >> exciting. the last time oakland was playing in the postseason was back in 2006. >> i remember. >> christey smi ie smith is liv oakland. good morning. >> reporter:
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are taking the day off to prepare for tomorrow's big showdown. the first of three debates will take place in denver. both the president and romney are running through full rehearsals to fine tune their talking points. as of this morning, president obama has the lead in all nine of the key battle ground states. both campaigns say to him night is important to reach undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation. we will get to describe our views. >> the choice of two paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> you can watch the debate in its entirety on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts wednesday night at 6:00. >>> in a move to save money, milpitas may put the police department on the chopping block. considering outsourcing law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. it is on the agenda at the meeting tonight which is open to the public. this is all happening at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> another bay area city says it wants t
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in denver where they're getting ready for the big moment tomorrow night. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. when president obama and mitt romney step on the stage behind me tomorrow night, it's going to be the first time they've seen each other face to face in nearly five years. to give you a sense of just how crucial his performance is, romney aides brought podiums into his hotel conference room late today to help him simulate the real thing. fueling up for an afternoon study session today. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: mitt romney, who has been for weeks practicing zingers to sharply critique the president, may have gotten help from an unlikely ally. vice president joe biden campaigning today in north carolina. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes? >> reporter: the romney campaign quickly seized on that comment. arguing the president's policies have hurt the middle class. taking a breather
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
. tracie potts has the story from the university of denver. >> reporter: the stage is set for tonight's debate. >> governor, you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: while mitt romney took a break from practice to get a burrito bowl, president obama visited hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. >> reporter: aides say they're coaching the president to keep his answers short and be aggressive. romney's practicing how not to get irritated. >> the president has an opportunity to put this race away if he has some great night it mitt romney has to have a good night to get this trajectory of this race to change. >> reporter: the poll shows romney with momentum. but more voters think the economy is improving. what are they listening for tonight? >> i would like to hear firm chances on positions. definitely some good debates. >> reporter: inundated by ads -- >> this president cannot tell us -- >> reporter: -- some residents say they won't watch tonight's debate. >> i already know who i'm voting for and i just don't want to hear it anymore. >> reporter: in our poll, 6 in 10 found the
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
years. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> the university of denver will host the debate tomorrow. you can watch it here live on nbc bay area. the topic for this first debate is domestic policy around the moderator is jim lehr. >>> a massive recall for a list of popular peanut butter brands is expanding tonight. new mexico-based sunland is now adding more store brand names to its recall list. the company provides peanut butter and other nut products to major chains. some of the brand names include target's archer farms, safe waive open nature and fresh and easy. also on the list are nature valley, earthbalance and serious food. the recall first began after some people started getting sick after eating trader joe's brand peanut butter. the centers for disease control and prevention there are at least 30 cases of salmonella illnesses across 19 states. >>> it appears west and chicken soup are still the best remedies for the common cold. a new study says taking vitamin d supplements does not have much of an effect curing a col
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for their first debate wednesday in denver. on sunday, president obama tried to downplay expectations. he told a rally in las vegas that he's, quote, just okay at debating. new jersey governor chris christie chose a different tact, predicting that republican nominee mitt romney will, quote, do extraordinarily well. >>> in a rare prison interview, one of the men convicted for the bellway sniper attacks is expressing remorse. lee boyd malvo says i was a monst monster, a thief, stole people's lives. the shooting left at least ten people dead in the washington, d.c. area. the now 27-year-old malvo is serving life without parole. >>> a teenaged girl distressed message sent over twitter has triggered a police search and drawn worldwide attention. kathryn craig has more from clark, new jersey. good morning, kathryn. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. it started with a message on twitter, a tweet from a teenager who lives in this house that someone was inside the house, and she wrote, call 911. we have the tweet to show and you despite the typo
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
denver, colorado, as governor and president obama faced off in their first presidential debate. our partners at fact check say there were many repeated claims which stretched the truth. let's start with president obama's take on romney's tax plan. >> this is where there's a difference because governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> when president obama says that governor romney is going to provide a $5 trillion tax cut, he's only telling half the story. governor romney proposes a 20% across-the-board income tax cut, and to abolish the estate taxes. >> reporter: governor romney still hasn't described in detail how he's going to accomplish his revenue-neutral plans without raising taxes on the middle class, without increasing the deficit. now to president obama's claim that he'd only raise taxes on upper income people to where they were under president clinton. >> i have said that for incomes over $250,000 a year, that we should go back to the rates that we had when bill clinton was president, when we created 23 million new jobs. >> what president o
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Oct 6, 2012 12:35am PDT
presidential debate between barack obama and mitt romney was held wednesday night in denver. something that really came up a lot during the debate was taxes. take a look. >> taxes. >> taxes. >> taxes. >> taxes. >> taxes. >> taxes, taxes, taxes. >> taxes. >> tax, tax, tax. >> tax. >> tax, tax. >> tax. >> tax, tax, tax, tax, tax. >> let me talk specifically about taxes. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and now to sports, or as it's said in reverse strops. [ light laughter ] a group of people who hate field goal posts demonstrated their rage at a recent game. [ light laughter ] no people were injured but the field goal post is in critical condition -- [ laughter ] now, to "tick-tock tech talk," your source for the latest in technology development. here to give his review of the iphone 5 is tech correspondent, greg laspo. greg? >> thank you, jimmy. where do i begin with the iphone 5? let's start with my favorite feature right here on the back of the phone -- new 8 mega pixel camera. this thing takes stills and -- [ phone rings ] excuse me, jimmy. hello? what? oh, no. oh, i'm so sorry. wow
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >> i really believe in the policies we're providing and
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
first presidential debates. we do have -- the debate is going to be held at the university of denver where the can'ts candidates will take on dope mettic policy tonight. president obama will be there this afternoon. both sides spent the week preparing for the showdown. >>> in richmond, residents want action today against chevron oil refinery. activists will be there rallying, demanding immediate safety improvements at that plant. richmond city council passing a resolution last night demanding chevron update its equipment and it also wants the company to increase its financial support and the hiring in that community. just last august, a pipeline ruptured releasing a large vapor cloud. releasing toxic fumes throughout the surrounding areas. >>> police say they have nabbed a woman who could have been responsible for a string of robberies. she was arrested in palo alto monday morning when a man found her rummaging through her car. officers say they found a stolen credit card, social security card and more than 50 car keys on her. the items belong to two other victims. one in san jose, o
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. here in denver tonight, mitt romney knew he had to bring his a-game. most of those who watched figured that's what he did. the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turnaround tonight. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator tjim hehrer asked, can you put more people to work. >> he would cut regulations and taxes on small businesses. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he has been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others 'expense. >> the average mittedle class family would pay about $2,000 more. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> it's not possible to coming up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: on medicare and social security, one agreement -
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Oct 5, 2012 12:35am PDT
night was the first presidential debate at the university of denver. of course, a lot of big names didn't show up for the event. joe biden, nancy pelosi, president obama. no, he just didn't -- [ light laughter ] [ boos ] it was not a good night. not a good night for the president. in fact, the president seemed to give long-winded, disjointed answers during last night's debate. even gary busey was like, "dude, you got to focus. [ laughter ] focus. first, one can understand stuff." [ laughter ] that's right. romney was the big winner last night and in case you missed his performance, we boiled it down to just the best parts. here, take a look. >> big bird -- grabbed my arm -- and said -- i'm coming for -- you -- rich guy. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: i read that a lot of people were -- played drinking games last night, during the debate, where they -- they took a shot when someone said a certain word. yeah. the word for obama was "jobs." the word for romney was "medicare." and the word for jim lehrer was -- [ fragmented interjections ] [ laughter ] that's right. jim lehrer had
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
profit. >> in control, assertive, presidential. while barack obama kept his eyes and his energy low. >> it's very rare that there's such a clear triumph of one side over the other. >> at a rally in denver, the president admitted he got surprised. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> later today, at a huge rally in wisconsin, the president charged romney changed what he said. >> he may do a tap dance and a two step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> some felt mr. obama owed them a better debate. >> he looked like he was tired, drained. >> i think he didn't have practice. >> you're more worried that obama might lose now? >> no, not really. >> obama strategists hint the boss learned a lesson. >> he'll review it, if he wants to make some changes in the next debate, he'll do so. >> romney strategists claim all the change about their guy was his audience. >> people, i think saw for the first time, a lot of people, not in a 30 second attack ad or in a 12 second snip et on the news, but
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
campaign trail today. president obama holds an event in denver before heading to madison for a rally at the university of wisconsin. mitt romney and running mate paul ryan are off to fishersville, virginia, for an event featuring country music crooner trace adkins. >>> the american gas association will discuss the outlook for winter heating and fuel ahead of the upcoming winter season. last year natural gas bills were some of the lowest in years due to increased supplies and exceptionally warm weather. >>> and happy birthday to actress susan sarandon. she turns 66 today. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. after last night's fiery presidential debate, senior advisors to the obama and romney campaigns are live with a look at what's next in the race. >>> and a bus monitor whose video of being bullied went viral will be live with details of her anti-bu
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the showdown. president obama, mitt romney and the debate in denver everyone is talking about. >>> breaking news about american airlines. why dozens of planes in the air tonight are being grounded when they land. >>> out of gas. why some gas stations are shutting down in a place where prices are already over $5 a gallon. >>> is it a hien danger of chemical of plastics and cans are of high importance to mothers and their newborns. >>> and bird's eye view. what we look like to them. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. they now estimate over 67 million of us watched the debate in denver last night and what people saw was a highly energized, motivated and combative mitt romney sharing the stage with a subdued and lackluster president obama. what they saw was mitt romney on his way over the course of 90 minutes to scoring a clear and consensus victory in what will be the first of three meetings. between these two men. for romney, today felt like a new
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
from denver. >> reporter: the pressure is intense. president obama took time out for a visit to hoover dam. >> it's spectacular and i've never soon it before. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito bowl. doug hudson, andrew luntkin and chris conroy run bicycle companies in colorado. they took me out to red rocks. these guys will watch the debate, andrew hoping for a breakthrough by his candidate, mitt romney. >> i want him to talk about conservative values, especially economically, empowering small businesses. >> reporter: chris used to vote republican. not anymore. >> what really changed my mind recently is it seems to have gotten away from taking care of the little guy. >> reporter: doug is undecided. i'd like to see some details both from romney and obama mainly on tax policy. >> reporter: vice president biden charged team romney would hike middle class tax. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class ov
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
action. back to you. >> thank you, christina. >>> turning now to decision 2012, president barack obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney taking the day off from the campaign trail just to prepare for tomorrow's big showdown. the first of three debates will take place here in denver, as we take a live look this morning. both president obama and mitt romney running through full rehearsals to hone in those talking points. as of this morning president obama has a lead in all nine of the key battleground states. both campaigns say tomorrow will be important to reach those undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> you can watch the debate in its entirely here on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night, wednesday night. >>> 4 c:51. how about some sticker shock in santa clara. the 4
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
presidential debate. the showdown in denver between president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. you know mitt romney is looking for a new look and, of course, the president is trying to avoid the incumbent trap of trying to appear arrogant or underprepared. a lot on the line right now. >> a big moment in the campaig because there are so many eyes on this. it's the first of three debates between these two men. it's scheduled to last 90 minutes, and with just 33 days until the election some 60 million people are expected to tune in. former republican candidate rick santorum knows what it's like to go against mitt romney in a debate. we'll talk to him straight ahead, as well as the president's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter. >>> also ahead, we brought you his incredible story last week, a man looking for a second chance to fulfill his dream after he suffered a debilitating injury in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. last night, seven years later, adam greenberg finally got that chance. we'll show you how he did and talk to him about the big moment the morning afte
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. president obama and mitt romney getting ready for wednesday night's face-off. it takes place in denver. both men facing challenges. neither is known for being a stellar debater. aides say the president doesn't like to talk in sound bites and can come off as patronizing. romney's advisers say he can sound out of touch with the voters. the topic this time is domestic policy ask the moderator is news hour host jim lehrer. >>> a victim of the aurora theater shooting is calling on mitt romney and president obama to address gun control during the debate. >> it was this past summer in a movie theater, i was shot in the face and neck. >> that's stephen barton featured in a new national tv ad paid for by a group called united against illegal gun support fund. the group says it is disappointed about. the candidates haven't addressed gun violence in a concrete and specific way. it is unlikely that topic will be brought up unless the question comes from the moderator. critics point out the weapons used in that aurora shooting were all legally purchased. >>> you pay up, they show up. the officials
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
twitter this was the most tweeted event in u.s. political history. we are live from denver this morning. i'm tracie potts. back to you. >> okay, thanks so much. >>> well, president obama and mitt romney will not meet again until october 16th. >> here to help sort things out, santa clara university -- political science professor jim cottrell joins us. thanks for getting up early with us. jim, a lot going on last night. romney was the aggressor, president obama doing a little rope-a-dope there. in your mind what kind of grade would you give these candidates. >> i'd have to say romney probably felt like he earned an "a." he seemed confident and assertive. one of the key things is he wanted to reassure voters he understood their problems and he from the outset from his initial statement, i think he did a pretty good job of suggesting that. he cared about jobs and the economy and probably passed the test of reassuring voters that he did understand the problems that we're facing. >> and now we are, what, 12 days away until the next debate. professor, what do the two candidates need to do betw
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable and i
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
little more than a month away, and this week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. both sides already planning their post bedadebate rallies. coming up at 6:50, a live report from capitol hill with a look at why both sides are downplaying expectations while at the same time pressuring one another on foreign policy. >>> all right. let's check in welcome back weather right now. this story here has come up a little bit short so i think we need to change here. >> certainly not the forecast. >> no, the forecast smoking hot. christina loren, you're halving. >> i'd like to give it back to mother nature. as we head throughout the afternoon, it is going to be a scorcher. in fact what's bizarre is that this is actually the second monday of fall and we're talking about the potential for the hottest day of the year. the hottest day of 2012, first day of october. what's interesting is fresno down south, they're expecting the hottest start to the month in over 25 years. just an indication of how unusual
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